I've been inspired by a skirt made from business shirts in the Japanese pattern/sewing book, "Cool Couture Remake"
I replicated the technique, with some adaptations so that I could make a stand alone apron, from the particular style and proportion of the shirt I had. It's one of hubby's exhausted business shirts - the collars are just starting to fray on the corners of a few that he has worn day in day out for about 6 years. As well as the proportion changing the way the shirt is cut, the design details (i.e. the back pleats into the yoke) are in different places, so need to be worked around. Response through make, and response to material expression is required for this.